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Apple iPhone news

Discussion in 'Computers, Home Theater & Technology' started by Thump, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    RedEye Makes Your iPhone a Universal Remote Control - Iphone universal remote redeye - Gizmodo
    And you can find harmony remotes on sale for $30-50 fairly often. Great idea, just way too expensive.
     
  2. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    Top 5 Assclowns Laughing at the iPhone Back in 2007 - iPhone - Gizmodo

    - Epic failures from these guys...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5oGaZIKYvo]YouTube - Microsoft CEO Ballmer laughs at Apple iPhone[/ame]
     
  3. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

    No, it's not. It's a cheese straightener. Deluxe model, too.
     
  4. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

  5. MaxBuck

    MaxBuck 2014 National Champions!

  6. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    The value is for folks with a lot of other gadgets. DVD player, Audio receiver, HDMI switch, etc. It's not something an average consumer would need.
     
  7. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    Too Much AT&T Fail - iPhone Apps - Gizmodo
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  8. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    Apple Stole Lala From Google, and Things Are Just Getting Ugly - Apple - Gizmodo
     
  9. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    Apple Stole Lala From Google, and Things Are Just Getting Ugly - Apple - Gizmodo
     
  10. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Anyone buy the RedLaser app for iPhone yet? I saw this today ranked at #2 in the iPhone store of Top 25 paid apps and decided to give it a whirl for only $1.99.

    It's a barcode scanner that uses the iPhone's built-in camera to capture a barcode, then searches online for prices. After downloading RedLaser this afternoon I wound up spending 15 minutes running around my kitchen scanning random things out of the pantry and my liquor cabinet. Surprisingly, this app identified everything I threw at it with 100% accuracy, though barcodes on small round objects like soup cans require a super-steady hand. It does allow for manual entry of barcode digits if the optical recognition doesn't work.

    I suppose if you use this to put one Christmas present back on a shelf while shopping at a brick and mortar store and opt for shopping at one of the suggested online stores instead, it pays for itself. If you use this to get a price match on a high end TV at Best Buy (some reviewers claim to have done this), it pays for the iPhone too.

    This app is 'effing genius, and it captures and returns results super quick. Hopefully they get a comprehensive list of stores on board in the future. Heck, I already found it handy just to make my grocery lists. Finish up a carton of OJ? Scan it before you toss it in the trash or recycling bin, then it's in your scan history for when you go shopping next time!

    Attached a sample of what this does below
     

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  11. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    Is this an older app? I remember something like this from awhile back, not sure if it was the iphone or something else (pre maybe?).
     
  12. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    This particular app has been around for awhile, but real-time scanning off a live camera stream is a newer feature from earlier this year. Previous versions required first taking a still photo, and alternatives to this software I've read reviews for from other cameras & apps don't read the barcode, but instead OCR the numbers below the barcode, so they're not as accurate and are obviously rendered useless if you clumsily cover one of the digits with your thumb or a shadow from the phone while trying to scan something. In any event, I've not seen a true competing product that can read the barcode off a 1D stream like this, this fast.

    There's a YouTube vid demonstrating how quick the software works, and I'd say it's a pretty accurate representation of my use so far, though I'm not going to be walking around a SafCo looking to save 29 cents on a box of chewy granola bars.

    For bigger ticket general goods & items like appliances, clothing, toys and games, etc ... this app is incredibly handy. Again, as the search technology on the back-end grows, this could potentially save a person hundreds of dollars per year. Right now I'd classify the app as borderline between novelty and useful, but it's clearly very powerful. When this can pull up the price of a toaster at a nearby WalMart, Meijer, Lowes, and Target off the GPS, then it'll really be something.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_hFGsmx_6k]YouTube - RedLaser 2.0: Realtime iPhone UPC barcode scanning[/ame]
     
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2009
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  13. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    Thanks. Very cool indeed.
     
  14. IronBuckI

    IronBuckI Calmer than you are.

    ABC News
     
  15. jwinslow

    jwinslow It's not the perfection but the direction Staff Member

    http://gizmodo.com/5431381/atts-warped-view-of-the-internet
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